Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

June 12, 2006

Salmon fishing closes June 14 on Icicle River

Action: Salmon fishing on the Icicle River will close beginning at 12:01 a.m. on June 14 until further notice.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Icicle River, from 400 feet upstream of the mouth to 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery rack.

Effective dates: 12:01am June 14, 2006 until further notice.

Reason for action: Most of the spring chinook broodstock trapped to date at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery were stolen on the night of June 9, 2006. Consequently, additional fish must be trapped to replace those stolen. Because this years run is small, WDFW is closing the sportfishing season to allow the hatchery adequate opportunity to capture the 1,000 fish needed for broodstock. Once this is accomplished the fishery may reopen.

Other Information: The area from the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchey upstream to Leland Creek remains open for game fish as listed in the Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet.

Information contact: Art Viola (509) 665-3337 or the Wenatchee Office (509) 662-0452.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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